"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
The row over whether French tetraplegic, Vincent Lambert, should be allowed to live or die has reached a new impasse, with doctors deciding he should
The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a decision by France's highest legal body to allow doctors take a man, in a coma since 2008, off life support.
French MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the deep sleep bill. The draft law would allow terminally ill patients to opt for a deep sedation until they die.
French legislators have started debating a draft law which could take the country a step closer to legalising euthanasia. It’s brought campaigners
In a unanimous decision, Canada's Supreme Court has reversed a ruling it made in 1993
A male nurse in Germany has admitted killing around 30 patients who were critically ill or in intensive care, a psychological expert has told a court
Belgian doctors have denied a convicted murderer and rapist the right to die. Fifty-two-year-old Frank van den Bleeken is serving a life sentence for
French MPs have submitted a report to the President on end of life care that stops short of euthanasia. The proposals allow the right to ‘continuous
Pope Francis has denounced what he called the “hidden euthanasia” of old people at a special event at the Vatican.
The elderly were well
A man serving a life sentence for murder and rape will be allowed to have doctors end his life, after a landmark ruling.
Frank Van Den Bleeken
The number of so-called “suicide tourists” travelling to Switzerland to end their lives has doubled over a four-year period, according to a study
A court in France has acquitted a doctor of charges brought against him for giving seven dying patients lethal injections.
This judgement in favour
The European Court of Human Rights has requested that the French government suspend its decision to allow doctors to take a tetraplegic man off life
A French court has ruled that doctors should be allowed to switch off the life support machine for a tetraplegic man after nearly six years in a
The Copenhagen zoo made famous around the world after slaying and publicly dissecting a giraffe named Marius last February is set to trigger further
Dutch police have begun a murder probe into the death of a former minister who is credited with making the Netherlands the first country to legalise
Belgium has become the first country in the world to abandon age limits for euthanasia. It will allow terminally-ill children to end their own lives
The Belgian parliament has voted by a strong majority to extend euthanasia to terminally-ill children who will now be able to ask to die if they are
Belgium is set to give terminally-ill children the right to die.
The country is one of only a handful where euthanasia is legal.
Now MPs are
Protesters turned out again in Belgium ahead of Thursday’s parliamentary vote to abolish age restrictions applying to its laws on euthanasia.